On Exploring Creativity

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Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. (Steve Jobs, Founder: Apple Computers)

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. (Yo-Yo Ma, cellist)

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. (Albert Einstein,scientist)

Creativity is not just for artists. It’s for business people looking for a new way to close a sale; it’s for engineers trying to solve a problem; it’s for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way. (Twyla Tharp, dancer/choreographer)

Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity. (T. S. Eliot, playwright)

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. (Bill Moyers, journalist)

To me there’s no creativity without boundaries. If you’re gonna write a sonnet, it’s 14 lines, so it’s solving the problem within the container. (Lorne Michaels, Producer: SNL)

The human brain is one factor that differentiates humans from other animals. Through music, art, engineering, science, and other forms, this complex three-pound mass of interconnected neurons delivers many expressions of human ingenuity – and wait until you see these strandbeests.

On a Musical Tree(t)

Whew … we’re coming off an active weekend. Friday night was our ballroom night, Saturday night our dinner group got together for German night, and then Sunday evening a Super Bowl Party in the neighborhood. Congratulations Giants fans for your team winning!

Oh – my fav commercial? Tostitos with the dog and missing cat.

At our German night, we had the salad course and were required to use German beer – so we served a regular green salad served with a tasty beer and balsamic dressing, plus a delicious cheese soup than also had beer as an ingredient.

Another week is in front of us, so it’s start the week with human creativity – something that only the human mind seems to stretch to cross into hard to imagine areas. Thank you Lynn for discovering this video of using a tree to make music. Enjoy … and have a good week!